Our Dubai Office has served clients across the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region for more than 40 years. We advise regional clients on their global needs and global corporates on their MEA matters. Our lawyers are qualified in both common and civil law and are fluent in Arabic, French, and English.

  • We are strategically positioned to serve our clients with their significant and complex legal needs across the MEA region from Dubai, the region's vital economic center.
  • Our key areas of global experience include arbitration, commercial transactions, construction, energy, export controls/trade regulations, financial markets, litigation (including in the DIFC and ADGM), M&A, private equity, projects/infrastructure, telecommunications, and U.S. regulatory compliance and investigations (FCPA, sanctions, AML, and anti-boycott).
  • Our lawyers are qualified in both the UAE and the United States, United Kingdom, or France and are fluent in each of the major languages of the region.
  • With more than four decades of experience representing Saudi businesses and international companies doing business in Saudi, our clients with Kingdom-related matters benefit from Jones Day's global experience and our regional presence.
  • Our lawyers offer clients specific hands-on industry knowledge in the significant growth sectors of the region's economies, including artificial intelligence, automotive, aviation, construction, consumer products, education, financial services, fintech, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing, media, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, power, renewables, retail, technology, and telecommunications.
  • We have a deep commitment to the rule of law. Our lawyers assist various organizations and partner with our clients to provide practical training and community development programs across the MEA region.